Have you ever tasted dog food/treats?

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  1. Picklepaige

    Picklepaige Active Member

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    Now is the time to admit it ;)

    I'm a weirdo in that I have to taste EVERYTHING I give my dogs. So, it would take forever to give every example, but I'll give a few.

    Blue Buffalo Chicken and Rice doesn't really have a taste. Pretty bland. Fish and Sweet Potato, however, is not very great :eek:

    Treats vary. The cheap treats (Milkbones, Beggin Strips) smell good but taste like death warmed over.

    Blue Dog Bakery tastes like bland cookies; not too bad. But there's this one type we have, I can't remember what it is, maybe Three Dog Bakery, that taste FANTASTIC. As in, I could sit there with a box of them and be satisfied :lol-sign:

    So...is anyone else as big a freak as me? Do share :D
     
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    lizzybeth727 New Member

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    I tasted a biscuit once on a dare. Don't remember what kind, Milk Bone or something cheap like that.

    But I never did it again because of all the hair I found in it. :eek:
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    I ate a dog biscuit once, and it was a Milk Bone. It tasted SO gritty. Ugh. I was like TWELVE though, lol.

    I have had treats in my mouth before, but I can't say I've swallowed any of them, lol. Mostly to spit them at Enzo playing the "pay attention to my FACE, not my HANDS" game, lol.

    Zukes are alright. Not terrible. I would rather put one of those in my mouth than chickenturkeyporkbeef dogs. I prefer to use grilled chicken for that game, but I find myself wanting to eat it, rather than spit it at her, lol.
     
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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    When I was little I used to snack on dog and cat biscuits all the time, as did my big brother, little sister and my cousin. They were salty and yum, never did us any harm.

    I don't now but thats probably mainly because I'm a vego and thy mainly eat raw. lol
     
  5. corgipower

    corgipower Tweleve Enthusiest

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    I've tasted many foods and treats.

    When I train, I put treats in my mouth. I've ended up eating many of them too, accidentally.
     
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    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    I eat Barkery cookies pretty regularly, but they are hand baked and frosted with carob and yogurt. I only eat the ones I know are peanut butter or fruity flavoured. They're YUMMY!

    I've never tried kibble, or meat based cookies. I did eat wet cat food on a dare once, smeared on a cracker. Gross.
     
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    Supposely those Natural Balance roll treats are okay for people to eat too.
     
  8. Beanie

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    I put a liver treat in my mouth once. Not with the intention of tasting it - we were trying to get Auggie to kiss me for a photo. NEVER AGAIN. I spat it out almost immediately. DISGUSTING. I don't train with liver treats anyway so it was a novel experience.
    I've tasted other treats too, like others have said, it's a holding place for training treats, but the liver treat was... not something I'd like to repeat. Oh and there was another kind of treat I put in my mouth later in the photo session to try and get him to kiss me but that wasn't nearly as disgusting as the liver.

    When I was younger I apparently shared a bowl of dog food with our collie (he was seriously the best dog ever.) but I don't remember it.
     
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    When my uncle was really poor he had two dogs, so he ate their food too, cans of Alpo :yikes:

    He also had a box of milk bones in his truck (this is when he had money again) that he would regulalry snack on, maybe just to freak us out when we were kids, I don't know.

    But no, I have not.
     
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    I'm a vegetarian! So I don't make a habit of it. It would definitely make me sick.

    I have tried these little freeze dried ice cream treats.... they were pretty yummy. I once ate a spoonful of canned green tripe, because my sister dared me to and said she would give me $20. MOST. HORRIBLE. TASTE. IMAGINABLE. :eek: And she never gave me $20! I now know what a portopotty tastes like. I couldn't mouthwash the taste out all day.
     
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    Well most nights I take part of the raw meals for my dinner. Why not? Thaw out 2lbs, cut off what I want and divide the rest among the dogs.

    As far as dog treats, yep. The little carob chip ones are pretty good. I haven't brought myself to eat a milk bone yet.
     
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    My cousin, sister, and I used to bring cat food, "scooby snack" dog treats, and milkbones to a stray dog down the street all the time, and once we all dared each other to try a bite of each. The cat food was sick, the milk bone didn't really taste like anything, and neither did the scooby snack. I have a much weaker stomach nowadays now though, so I doubt I'd try any type of dog food/treats. D:
     
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    I will try the "homemade" dog treats and such, because they are made out of food we eat anyway. I have tried dog peanut butter treats, they just taste vaguely of peanut butter. And I like those cookies you can get at the gourmet dog treat shops, they are wheat and stuff with molasses frosting. Num!

    I have a coworker who likes to try different dog food/treats no matter the quality. We used to make "slop" with science diet canned dog food and water and mash it up for the dogs, and one morning he stuck is finger in the bowl and tried it! *pukes*. He said it tasted like nothing!

    I'd never try any commercial dog foods, yuck!
     
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    I used to eat dog biscuits constantly as a kid. :p
    And I always am tempted to try things, so I've tried bird, hamster, dog, cat, horse, etc. food.
     
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    I've tasted some Milkbone treats and some kibble. They both were bland and gross at the same time. My grandpa eats Beggin' Strips. He thinks they're good.
     
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    We feed our dogs before we eat breakfast, so when IU was younger I would get hungry and eat the dry kibble. It was really good, but the kind we get now doesn't taste so good.
     
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    I often hold treats in my mouth too, I'm vegetarian so I stick to string cheese - pop a bite in my mouth and then bite off smaller pieces and toss to the dog. Works great :)

    I ate dog food on a dare as a kid don't remember that it tasted like much of anything.
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    I'll admit I've tasted some of Bamm's treats before... I remember when I was a kid we were living in a duplex house for a while... our neighbor kid kept sneaking in our garage to eat our dog food... he'd literally be shoveling it into his mouth. We kept wondering why we were going through dog food so quickly and one day my dad caught him in the act... so not kidding
     
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    I spit treats (great for full face attention) and I actually like the Charlie Bear cheese and egg treats! They taste like a low sodium cheese cracker.
     

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